A Colville police officer is on paid administrative leave while detectives investigate allegations of misconduct against him.
Stevens County prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said he's aware of allegations made against veteran officer Rex Newport but no criminal charges have been filed in the case.
Rasmussen added the claims made against Newport are egregious and, if true, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Colville Police Chief Robert Meshisnek turned over the investigation into allegations against Newport to the Stevens County Sheriff's Office for an independent review.
Newport graduated from Colville High School in 1986.